SATELLITE 2017 | March 6 - 9, 2017 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, D.C
November 28, 2016 – Vol. #13 Issue #5 Program | exhibit | sponsors | store
March 6 - 9, 2017
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.
The engineering behind the success stories
Early Bird Ends Soon!
ScottChase_Downlink Scott Chase Conference Co-Chairman
When “news of the day” includes an ambitious program from a well-heeled entrepreneur to build and launch more than 4, 000 satellites weighing nearly 900 pounds each over five years at a $10 billion price tag, I have a lot of reactions. One of them, at the visceral level, is “that’s all about engineering.” Behind big rockets, big satellites, and big networks, there’s a lot of enabling technology being built and tested on the ground. For years the SATELLITE show has presented the engineering behind the success stories; SATELLITE 2017, March 6-9, 2017, at the Washington Convention Center, will expand that track record with a comprehensive curricula of engineering sessions designed to satisfy the most probing practitioner while delivering strong takeaways and market intelligence to the layman as well as the technician in the trenches. We open our program on Monday morning, March 6, delving into the Terabit-per-Second Satellite with an… Read More»

Submit your pitch and become a legend!  Now’s your chance to get involved with SATELLITE 2017’s Startup Space, a Shark Tank-style pitch competition that gives entrepreneurs and inventors a chance to share their new business and technology ideas with a panel of highly accomplished space professionals, investors, thought leaders, and fellow entrepreneurs.  The Startup Space winning participant will be honored at the SATELLITE 2017 Awards Reception, so submit your entry now!

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conference update

The SATELLITE 2017 Conference Program Schedule is now live on the website! Visit the site to see the sessions and conference tracks we have planned for SATELLITE week. Several new speakers and presentations will be announced soon.

Dr. George Nield, Associate Administrator of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will join Andrew D’Uva of Providence Access, Paul Graziani of Analytical Graphics and Doug Loverro from the U.S. Department of Defense in delivering a joint presentation titled “Commercial & Civil Space Traffic Management: Getting Ahead of the Curve, ” on Tuesday, March 7 at 1:45 p.m. The session will focus on the challenges facing space situational awareness (SSA) and why good SSA is a foundational prerequisite for Space Traffic Management. Several speakers have been confirmed for the SATELLITE 2017 Finance Forum, taking place on Monday, March 6. Andrew Spinola of Wells Fargo Equity Research will give the opening remarks for… Read More»

exhibition update

If your company is involved in connectivity, hardware, imagery & sensing, finance or access to space and you haven’t yet reserved your place among more than 350 leading satellite and aerospace leaders at SATELLITE 2017, what are you waiting for? 

With more than 94% of space already reserved, your opportunity to reserve a prime location on the show floor is slowly slipping away. To learn more about the largest event in the world focused on satellite communications and space-based technology, contact Michael Cassinelli today at +1 (301) 354-1691 or mcassinelli@accessintel.comReady to reserve your space?  Download and submit the exhibit space contract today!

Already exhibiting and interested in conducting a technology demonstration at the event? Five new slots have been added to the SATELLITE Unveiled Theater - this your opportunity to have a dedicated presentation built directly into the conference program, led by the speakers and presenters Read More»

The SSPI Hall of Fame recognizes the invaluable contributions of the visionaries who have transformed life on planet Earth for the better through satellite technology at the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) Hall of Fame Dinner. Members of the Hall of Fame are recognized pioneers in communications, satellite-related aerospace, scientific research, or the development and delivery of applications for business, institutions and government via satellite. Join us in honoring leaders of our industry as SSPI inducts them into the Satellite Hall of Fame! Tickets sold separately, contact SSPI to purchase. Read More»

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PALO ALTO, Calif. and Germantown, Md. – November 7, 2016 Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, and Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), a subsidiary of  EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS),  today announced that the EchoStar XIX satellite, which SSL designed and built for Hughes, has arrived at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, where it will be launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle. When launched, EchoStar XIX will be the world’s highest capacity broadband satellite, dramatically increasing capacity for HughesNet® high-speed satellite Internet service in North America. EchoStar XIX will join EchoStar XVII and SPACEWAY® 3 to power the continued growth of HughesNet—America’s #1 choice for satellite Internet. “SSL and Hughes have a long term collaborative relationship that has helped to expand the limits of satellite technology, ” said John Celli, president of SSL. “We worked closely to develop one of the world’s… Read More»

satellite market update


ViaSat Boosts IFC Portfolio with Software Company Acquisition

[Via Satellite 11-16-2016] In a bid to boost its wireless In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) offering for passengers and in-flight operational capabilities for pilots, satellite broadband provider ViaSat has acquired Irish aviation software provider Arctics…

Air Force Slowly Reacting to Reusable Rockets, Cheap Launch

[Via Satellite 11-10-2016] Despite a vision from top Air Force officers that reusable rockets can play roles in future military missions, a conservative safety culture on launch ranges and institutional bureaucracy are slowing the service on its path to embracing the technology and, accordingly, low cost launch, when it is ready in four to five years..

Boeing to Restructure Defense, Space & Security

[Via Satellite 11-17-2016] Boeing is set to rearrange its defense, space and security business infrastructure, the company said Tuesday. By the end of 2020, Boeing plans to reduce facilities space by about 4.5 million square feet and move many positions from Huntington Beach, California, to elsewhere in the state and Alabama…

Eutelsat, Broadpeak Partner for Mass OTT Delivery

[Via Satellite 11-17-2016] Broadpeak, a provider of Content Delivery Network (CDN) technologies, and Eutelsat Communications are collaborating to offer content providers a satellite-based solution for multiscreen video delivery to connected devices…

Vector, Atlas Look to Simplify Smallsat Launch and Tracking

[Via Satellite 11-11-2016] Vector Space Systems, a micro-satellite launch company currently trialing 12-foot prototypes of the company’s planned 42-foot launch vehicles, is now moving into tracking capabilities with the aim to bolster its launch profile and continue lowering the cost of launch for smallest operators…